SONG OF THE DAY Creedence Clearwater Revival – Graveyard Train

r-680968-1225055165-jpegI read somewhere the other day that some have suggested that this song is ‘too long’ and that a shorter version would be just as effective…

I’d have to disagree, I think that the slow pace and repetitive melody adds a certain hypnotic quality, offering a perfect backdrop for the bluesy harmonica to strut about…it’s great!

‘Graveyard Train’ is quite a dark song but its raw bluesy melody doesn’t allude to anything else and lets face it, a song with this title isn’t going to be a happy sunshiny trip now is it!

This track appears on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s second studio album, ‘Bayou Country’ which was released in January 1969 via Fantasy Records.  If you have a spare 8 minutes, check it out.

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